The last meeting between the two sides at the Mighty Arena in Jinja produced four goals in the two all draw
One of those goals was a goal of the season contender, Joel Madondo’s bicycle kick won Kirinya a point at home when it looked like Vipers were taking all three points.
The two sides meet again at Kitende on Friday, but Kirinya won’t be with coach Charles Ayiekoh, he says he resigned to concentrate on studies.
Ayiekoh enjoyed the games against Vipers for one reason or another, without him, Kirinya must find a source of inspiration that if they are to get anything out of the game.
On Thursday, the Jinja side unveiled Abby Bogere Kikomeko as in charge on interim basis until the end of the season.
Kikomeko’s tactics will be put to the test as Kirinya search for their second win against Vipers in six meetings, the previous five have two Vipers wins, two draws and a Kirinya win.
At the start of the season, Kirinya’s Joel Madondo was a hot property, his goals got the side the points they needed he managed nine in total so far, just like Vipers’ Daniel Muzeyi Sserunkuma.
The duo together with Police’s Balinya Juma are one goal behind leading scorer Bashir Mutanda of SC Villa they both have a chance to equal him even go ahead on the scorer’s charts.
Vipers have drawn four of their last UPL outings, their last win was a 3-0 win against Onduparaka, and hope to recover from the last two one all draws against Mbarara City and URA.
Kirinya have lost their last two games on the road against Mbarara City (3-0) and Police (3-2) but have managed wins against Paidha Black Angels (1-0), Nyamityobora (1-0), Tooro United (2-1) and Mbarara City (2-0).
A win for second placed Vipers will close the point gap between them and log leaders KCCA FC to three while Kirinya who occupy 11th position are seven points above the relegation zone.